A KID’S GUIDE TO LATINO HISTORY by Valerie Petrillo

A KID’S GUIDE TO LATINO HISTORY

More than 50 Activities
Age Range: 7 & up

KIRKUS REVIEW

This well-documented resource, designed to support the social-science curricula in elementary- and middle-school classrooms, offers clear instructions on how to make 54 hands-on activities that celebrate the beauty and diversity of the Latino culture in the United States. Each chapter includes historical background, illustrations, maps and critical-thinking questions. Information is presented in chronological order, beginning with the Pre-Columbian civilizations and the Spanish conquest followed by the Spanish colonies in North America, Mexican independence and life in the Mexican Southwest. Individual chapters highlight the major Latino immigrant waves: Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cuban Americans, Central Americans, Dominican Americans and South Americans. The last chapter, “Latinos: Past, Present and Future,” discusses immigration issues. This guide will not only assist teachers and students but youth services librarians committed to presenting programs that reflect the history and achievements of the ethnic groups that make up the 15 percent of the U.S. population. (timeline, introduction, bibliographies, Latino museums, suggested reading list for kids, Latino movies and videos, websites, teacher’s guide, history standards and learning objectives) (Nonfiction. 7 & up)

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-55652-771-5
Page count: 208pp
Publisher: Chicago Review
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15th, 2009




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